Re: Bobby Orrs Landmark Season and Hockey book reviews.
posted at 1/23/2014 8:41 PM EST
In response to NeelyOrrBourque's comment:
In response to perrysound's comment:
If this is what you were expecting perry than it's no wonder you were disappointed. This is Orr we're talking about here. The man doesn't like to talk about himself.....EVER! The only reason there's a chapter dedicated to Eagleson at all is because his publisher basically said he needs to do this. The reason I loved the book is because it's words that came directly from him. It's not 3rd hand information, which pretty much is everything we hear, or heard until now. He's always been a very private person & I think it took a lot for him to change that & let us fans in a little bit. Steven Brunt's book is great too, but I don't put them in the same category.
Those who want a great read, about a colorful & someone who should be dead, but has nine lives is Derek Sanderson's book- "Crossing the Line" This is a book you should read if you want someone who loves to talk about himself. The book actually is a great read & really shows that you actually get more than just 2 chances to change your life sometimes.
I will check out that book. Sanderson was a "colorful guy". Bet the parties were a lot of fun.
So, if Orr doesn't want to talk about himself EVER, then why write the book? Oh well...
Insane woould be more like it.
This is why Orr wrote the book.
It took me a long time to decide I wanted to do a book. I finally got it through my thick skull that maybe I can put some things on paper that people will benefit from. Whether you’re a young hockey player up and coming, or whether you’re a pro today or a parent with a hot kid, I’m hoping whoever reads it takes something from it. I tell a little bit about my story, the sacrifices my family made, my brothers and sisters, and the homesickness. I don’t think we realize the number of people that helped you along the way.
Love the guy and have the utmost respect but unfortunately what made the book a bit of a soft read is exactly what is quoted above. It seemed like almost every chapter had to mention thanking all the people around him and keeping it fun for the kids. We all know that team of the 70's raised a lot of hell -- some of the stories I've read in other books would have been nice to hear again. The guy is too classy to take even a small step out of his comfort zome. Not so good when authoring a book.